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Can you damage the charge port door by manually opening it?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by MXZoomZoom, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. MXZoomZoom

    MXZoomZoom Member

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    Hey guys,

    Didn't realize the charge port door on my X doesn't open when pushed if the car is locked.

    I'm new to the car and had a dumb moment where I tried to pry the charge port door open by hand out of frustration.

    Not a crazy amount of pressure but it did start to give. Bad habit from being trained by my previous EV.

    Just wondering if it's a binary thing where I'd know if it was damaged or not. Seems to work fine and lesson learned.
     
  2. ChrML

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    If it still works, it's probably not damaged.

    Tip: Hold rear button on key fob in to open the chargeport.
     
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  3. outie

    outie Active Member

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    aka press & hold the trunk button.
     

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